Sunday, September 29, 2013

Happy 1st Birthday Lydia!

Cupcakes for a cupcake

My granddaughter's first birthday was in August, but I had to finish both her wall hanging and quilt before she could have them. Her brother Dominick helped me out with the photography.

From the moment she was born, Lydia was "Cupcake" to her Mom and Dad, although Dominick would have called her "Watermelon" because he is "Pumpkin." I dug out this pattern from the 2012 June/July issue of McCall's Quick Quilts for the Cake & Ice Cream pattern. 

Cupcake closeup
Dominick helps out

This is Lydia's first birthday quilt. The pattern is Chase Manhattan - yes, like the bank logo - in 30's and 40's fabrics. This quilt is actually a leftover from a much larger version for my California daughter, but for some reason I don't have that picture. Because I spent my summer recuperating from surgery, I decided to hand-quilt this confection. I spent many hours on my deck enjoying the peace and quiet, listening to the birds and squirrels, and quilting away. I had forgotten how much I enjoyed hand quilting and hope to do more soon.
Chase Manhattan close up
Lydia, mugging for the camera

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